Saturday, January 24, 2009

Refreshing Weekend

I am so thankful that Hubby was willing to do without me this weekend. I got to do a lot this weekend, thanks to him, I definitely feel more energized and ready to face the day to day challenges with a better perspective now.

Last night I got to go to the annual Fray-Mill Home School Dinner/Sleepover. It was great to meet up with these women, I always feel invigorated after hanging out with them. We had fun playing games, eating good food, inspirational message, and chatting with women who all have a different experience home schooling, but we always seem to find unity together. I didn't end up staying all night, I left around 3am.

Today I got to go get my hair cut, just a trim. I know that doesn't sound like much, but it was great to get out alone today. After getting my hair cut, I went to lunch with myself and a book. I enjoyed my meal and a good amount of time reading. Then I got to swing by a friend's house, a thrift store and found some great priced books. Then I got to go out to see Bedtime Stories with some friends and out to eat some awesome Thai food. Simple, but wonderful day.

While I was gone, Child #1 found a recipe to make vanilla cupcakes from scratch. She made them unassisted, except for Hubby getting the cupcake liners down for her and telling her she would need to use them. She didn't realize you used them in the pan before you cooked them. She placed the cupcakes in the liners after she got them out of the oven. I just thought that was cute. I also have to find out what frosting recipe she used, because it was the best tasting frosting I think I've ever had! She even cleaned up her mess afterward.

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Innocence of Youth

This week I just started doing preschool with Bobo and two other kids. We were learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, reading a book and there was a picture of water fountains with the word, WHITE, written on one of them. One of my older daughters read the word white out loud and one of the preschool kids said, "Was that the fountain for people who were wearing white T-shirts?". I hated having to tell her no. I just love their innocence, that they really can't even imagine the evil that has been and is in the world.

Friday, January 9, 2009

You Spin Me Right Round, Baby, Right Round, Like a Record...

UGH!!! I have been dealing with vertigo for way too long. The room spinning, feeling motion sickness. I had it once at the beginning of last December, right after dealing with the flu. I just thought it was a bout with nausea, because all the spinning around made me nauseous and I just had the flu. Luckily it left me for the holidays. Then came back with a vengeance last Friday.

The first few days all I could do was lay down on the side of the couch, even my bed made me spin too much.

I went to the doctor, he has no clue, gave me antibiotics, because I had slightly elevated blood count. Now I'm done taking the antibiotics and I'm still dizzy. (It's hard to write when the monitor keeps moving around!) He gave me some major motion sickness medicine, but that only helps a little and knocks me out a lot! I'll most likely have to make another appointment!

I have it worst at night. Everything just spins when I'm laying down. Last night Bobo was trying to get in our room (we keep a pallet on the floor for him) and our door is hard to open. I tried to walk to the door and open it. I went slowly, but the room kept spinning so much, that I just fell right over.

So my time blogging has been down quite a bit! Hopefully I'll be back to normal soon!